StuCo: A Course Recommendation Book and Campus Accessibility

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Course Recommendation Book

StoCo spoke with the Registrar’s Office in an attempt to make an official course recommendation website. The website would be a forum for students to give reviews of professors and courses. The administration said that they would be happy to provide a schedule of all courses offered each semester for the website but that will be the extent of their support.

StuCo fears that even if a student-run website is created, it will be difficult to maintain because of the four-year turnover in students. StuCo discussed speaking with SCCS to help create the website and hopes to hire a student to maintain the website.

Campus Accessibility

StuCo is working with the administration to find what students would most like to see improved on campus in terms of accessibility. Swarthmore has been working with the Department of Justice to pinpoint important accessibility projects but would also like student input. StuCo discussed creating a survey or poll but no formal plan of action has been decided upon.


  • StuCo hopes to create a website that would centralize student information. The website would be updated by StuCo and would include information on appointments, groups, and StuCo initiatives.
  • StuCo is planning to release their first video series before spring break. The series will consist of three short videos; one introducing the members of StuCo, one discussing the Dean’s Search Committee, and one outlining possible changes in the process through which groups apply for funding.
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